Narrow victories have become the Quebec Remparts' specialty early in the QMJHL season.
Marc-Olivier Vallerand scored the winner 32 seconds into overtime as the Remparts downed the Gatineau Olympiques 4-3 Saturday night for their fourth win in a row.
Jean-Simon Allard scored the tying goal midway through the third period as the Remparts (5-1-0-0) improved to 4-0 in one-goal games. That includes a 4-3 shootout win over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Friday night.
Kevin Marshall scored in the first period and Benjamin added a second-period short-handed goal for Quebec, which has won all three road games it has played this season. The Remparts were 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
In other QMJHL action Saturday, it was: Rimouski 6, Baie-Comeau 5 (SO); Victoriaville 5, Saint John 4; and Baie-Comeau 3, Cape Breton 2.
At Gatineau, Que., Gerrit Fauser, Maxime Mallette and Jean-Philip Chabot replied with power-play goals for the Olympiques (3-1-1-0), who squandered three separate one-goal leads in the loss.
Jonathan Roy earned the win with a 27-save performance for Quebec.
Marc-Antoine Gelinas turned aside 20 shots in defeat for Gatineau.
Oceanic 6, Drakkar 5 (SO)
At Baie-Comeau, Que., Felix Lafrancois scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout as Rimouski earned a win over the Drakkar.
Patrice Cormier had a pair of goals while Lafrancois, Luca Cunti and Jordan Caron added singles in regulation for the Oceanic (3-2-0-0).
Emrick Guillemette, Christopher Giroux, Gabriel Bourque, Felix Petit and Guillaume Goulet had goals for Baie-Comeau (1-2-2-1).
Tigres 5, Sea Dogs 4
At Victoriaville, Que., Andrej Nestrasil's third goal of the game with 4:50 left in regulation was the difference as the Tigres shaded Saint John.
Philip-Michael Devos and Alexandre Labonte added singles for Victoriaville (3-3-0-0).
Ryan Sparling, Michael Kirkpatrick, Pascal Aymot and Keven Guerette-Charland countered for the Sea Dogs (2-4-0-0).
Titan 3, Screaming Eagles 2
At Sydney, N.S., Spencer Jezegou scored the game winner with 41 seconds left in the third period as Acadie-Bathurst handed the Screaming Eagles their first loss of the season.
Eric Faille and Taylor Lambke also had goals for the Titan (4-1-2-0).
Nick MacNeil and Robert Slaney answered for Cape Breton (6-1-0-0).